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Lake Country’s [Fan Favorite’s] Guide to Mexican Dining

It’s been one year since we asked our readers what their favorite Mexican dining spots were in Lake Country and Waukesha County {2023}.  So, we had to ask again and WOW did you come through with the best Mexican dining in the Lake Country area in 2023! We had an overwhelming response {to put it mildly}, scroll down to see where the best places to try are. I know I have to put a few of these on my list!  So read on below for some straight-forward feedback on the fan picks for the best Mexican food in the area. Then go enjoy some local fare and a Margarita at one of the many locations listed below.

The top voted on Mexican Restaurants by LCFF followers in 2023 are: 

  • Seesters Mexican Cantina in Pewaukee
  • Mazatlan in Delafield
  • Taqueria Doblado Food Truck in Oconomowoc 
  • Casa Noble in Waukesha
  • The Spanish Traveler in Waukesha
  • Fiesta Cancun in Oconomowoc
  • BelAir Cantina at the Corners of Brookfield
  • Casa Tequila in Pewaukee
  • Su Casa Grande in Menomonee Falls
  • Sunny Side Up in Dousman
  • Contento in Delafield
  • El Jimador in Sussex
  • La Estacion in Waukesha

Thank you all for voting in 2023!

Time to do a quick vote in 2024! We are collecting votes from May 1 to May 4!

Lake Country’s [Fan Favorite’s] Guide to Mexican Dining

Seesters Cantina in Pewaukee

“Everything at Seester’s is consistently delicious. They definitely stand out for quality, and I love their twists on traditional favorites!” – Charlotte W.

I love the location it’s right on the strip close to the Pewaukee lake. The food and quality of service is outstanding. My favorite workers are Cam and Nathan biggest sweethearts ever.”  – Avi M.

“The environment is so great . The summers are super exciting and winter is more exciting with guest bartenders. The food is delicious and guac and pico are yummy. I cannot decide on a favorite dish because everything is delicious!! Staff is friendly and are super nice and they treat you like family.” – Daniella F.

“Genuine people who want their customers to have an enjoyable experience. A family friendly atmosphere that can only be topped by my favorite the steak Portobello mushroom quesadilla. Beautiful view of Pewaukee lake while enjoying margaritas on the patio or inside either way it’s gonna be great.” – Michael H.

Mazatlan in Delafield

The owners are the most kind people in town. I’ve been going there since they opened and have gotten to know the owners very well and being in business whenever I can. It is a family owned restaurant that is not a chain and I love that I can support them.” – Deb G.

“Outside of the amazing owners and staff? And a beautiful patio? And delicious chips, salsa and Queso? The fajita burritos are delicious!!!” – Kelly H.

“They are an amazing family based restaurant with real authentic Mexican food and amazing homemade margarita.” – Brittany S.

Taqueria Doblado Food Truck in Oconomowoc

Chicken tacos and deluxe chicken nachos taste so flavorful with super fresh ingredients. Always welcomed with friendly customer service and fast order preparation.” – Michele S. 

“Very nice place; they have an excellent service, the personal is very kind, food is delicious. I love tacos, but I have tried different kind of dishes, everything has been worth it. This food truck is in a very good location. I love eating there.” – Daniela V. 

“The food is always amazing quality! Very kind employees and overall extremely clean with how they handle their food :)” – Fatima R.

Casa Noble in Waukesha

“They are just so friendly and remember their customers. Service is fast and food is consistently good.” – Amanda A.

Love the enchiladas and their ceviche! Plus the customer service is far superior than any other Mexican restaurant I have been to.” – Jessica B.

What is not to love? They make you feel like family from the first time you step in their door. The food is amazing always fresh and hot. We just love everything about Casa Noble!” – Kris S.

The Spanish Traveler in Waukesha

The horchata, the Tinga and Guava Pork tacos are to die for!!!” – Shannon S.

I haven’t tried anything at Spanish Traveler that I haven’t loved. My gold standard is always if a place makes Chile Rellenos and does it well. The Gringo Trail entree checks every box!” – Tracy D.

“It’s not just Mexican, it’s Latin American and while you can get all the “typical” dishes such as burritos, enchiladas, etc, they also have lots of dishes you can’t find anywhere else. Their food is fresh, I retesting, and delicious, as are their cocktails. Best Paloma anywhere!” – Rebecca M.

Fiesta Cancun in Oconomowoc {CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO A FIRE in Spring 2023}

Never had a dish there that I did not love. Their fajitas are amazing, their enchiladas are delicious, they have the best margaritas and an amazing brunch. Can’t say enough good things about it.” – Cynthia L.

They have the BEST mole poblano in Lake Country. Hands down. No competition. I lived in Mexico for a year and I love that their food is authentic and not Tex Amex or canned. Delicious!!” – Julie C.

Most delicious authentic Mexican food. Quick service on the weekdays and always friendly people. We eat there once a week and can’t wait for it to reopen.” – Diana P.

BelAir Cantina in Brookfield

“BelAir Cantina is a fun, modern location with the best food and margaritas. I love the central location at the Corners and enjoying their delicious tacos.” – Stephanie C.

Pre-Covid: incredible service, outstanding food and great atmosphere.
Covid: incredible service with pick up, outstanding food and NEVER an issue.
Post-Covid: incredible service, outstanding food and great atmosphere.

What makes this our weekly go to for several years now? Vegan options! My spouse is not vegan and I am so a Mexican restaurant that caters to all is what I’m down for and especially one where the food is on point. You get more than a “beans and rice” option for the vegan. Soy chorizo, jackfruit (in the past), tempura shishito, portobello and much more! Win win!!” – Nicole M.

Casa Tequila in Pewaukee and Waukesha

“Casa has great service and quality food hands down just a great place.” – Robert M.

The patio and margs!!!” – Stacie A.

Note: Check the Kids Eat Free Guide for Casa Tequilla’s Kids Eat Free deal (Hint: Check Sunday).

Sunnyside Up in Dousman

The parrillada is amazing and our favorite thing on the menu. They have an amazing breakfast. They definitely have the best rice in Lake Country – if we’re making Mexican at home, we will order rice just because they make it so much better! Margarito, the owner, is so friendly and always says hi. The entire staff is so kind and honestly treats customers like they’re family. We always go on Mother’s Day and they hand out flowers to all the moms. It’s an awesome place to go. We are never disappointed!.” – Briana M.

“Great food and they have so many selections and the food never disappoints. Always smiling, and they give back to the community.” – Suzanne D.

Contento in Delafield

Milwalke (how they spell it) taco is the bomb.” – Edward H.

The bone marrow dish but everything is delicious, the ambiance is fabulous and the drinks are top notch.” – Ashley R.

Everything from the food, to the atmosphere, to the amazing crew Contento is the best!” – Jennie B.

El Jimador in Sussex

Great food friendly service” – Jenny K.

Johnny special” – Brittany O.

El Palmar in Waukesha

“El Palmar in Waukesha, it isn’t fancy but it’s the real deal.” – Noelle C.

La Estacion in Waukesha

“La Estacion has been consistently the best we’ve had, which is why we keep going back. We do try others but haven’t gone back. Not that they were bad, we just prefer La Estacion.” – Adam F.

Food is yummy! You get to eat in a train car if you want and their outdoor patio is awesome!” – Lisa S.

I love the food, the atmosphere, the people. The outdoor seating is great during the summer! They have a variety of flavors for margaritas, alcoholic or not. They bring their homemade chips and 2 kinds of salsa to the table to enjoy.” – Julie M.

Antigua Real in Mukwonago

“We drove from far away to sample the unique flavors offered on the menu. Sunday afternoons are the best and the service is friendly and courteous. The first time here, ordered the fried plantains, beef flautas and nopolita salad. All was delicious. The last time, we tried the enchiladas: espinacas and almendradas. Delicious again! We will definitely be back to try other items. A bonus is the artwork!” – Billy D.

I have never had anything bad! Food comes out fast.” – Kim S. 


  • If you prefer to have margaritas at home, Sarah of Creative Ramblings has 42 Margarita Recipes for you to try!
  • Stephanie, of our LCFF team, makes her and her husband awesome low-calorie Margaritas. Here is her recipe:
    • Fill two glasses with ice.  Add a shot or two of GOOD tequilla (favorite is Maestro Dobel).
    • Juice press the following in to the glasses (3 limes, 1 lemon, 2 clementines or oranges)
    • For my husband’s drink I add one packet of Emergency – C Electro mix.
    • For my drink, I add one packet of True Lime Limeade (100% natural, no preservatives, etc).
    • KEY STEP: Mix the drink well.  Use a shaker or pass liquid back and forth between a larger cup a few times!

Is Your Favorite Mexican Restaurant Missing?

If you are a fan of a local Mexican restaurant NOT in this guide, please email Erin at the email erin (at) lakecountryfamilyfun (dot) com with the name of the restaurant you like and 1-2 sentences why you like it. You can also email us via the contact form below.


New restaurants since the last vote: 

  • El jimador Bar & Grill coming soon to Pabst Farms in Oconomowoc.

  • Contento in downtown Delafield

  • Gabriel’s Food Truck in Oconomowoc now has a brick and mortar storefront in downtown Oconomowoc by Splash Martini Bar. 

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